Tuesday, March 04, 2014

iParent TV Subscription Giveaway

I am really excited about hosting this giveaway today. In light of The Maestro's and my attempts to help our children moderate their screen time and learn to choose other activities in replacement, this couldn't have come at a better time.

Frankly, the statistics scare me. And it scares me how much access my children have to these things even though we don't have cable and they have huge restrictions on their internet time. With little tiny iPod devices, they have the world at their fingers, and that is truly difficult to monitor.

I don't want to take it all away from them--this is the way things are today. We have technology and we have a heck of a lot of it. My kids are fascinated by the "olden days" in which I grew up--where telephones had cords and TVs only had a few channels. Even worse, one had to go to the actual library and look through a card catalog to work on a school report!

That last figure--the one that says 80% of parents have no idea how to monitor their kids' online activities--is the one that scares me the most. Unfortunately, as much as I really care to know what's out there and what my children are viewing, I am finding it's harder and harder to keep up.

Even scarier? This statistic:

58% of 10-12 year old kids believe they know how to hide their online activities from their parents.
46% of them said they would change their online behavior if they knew their parents were paying attention.

Introducing iParent.TV - designed to keep parents ahead of the tech curve. This subscription website will offer the opportunity to help parents understand, get involved and safeguard their children in the ever-evolving tech World. iParent.TV educates parents with all the latest trends on websites, social media, apps, and devices.

The idea started with a group of dads who felt like their 9-year-olds knew more about tech than they did. They were right. But their idea will help change that forever for all parents. Once launched, iParent.TV will have 100s of videos and product reviews that are very current, cutting edge and trending, keeping parents who subscribe ahead of the tech curve.

The iParent.TV website will be a subscription-based site costing $49 per year for parents to access all the videos, reviews, how-tos, and live chat support. It will be the largest site on the net helping parents understand what's safe and what’s not in the world of tech.  And it is currently being offered for only $29 on Indiegogo.

To get started visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/iparent-tv. Also, watch the video below for more detailed information from the founder of the website. It's pretty awesome stuff.

I'm also giving my readers the opportunity to win a free one-year subscription. The website is not live yet, but when it is, the winner will be all set for a year. To win, use the rafflecopter entry form below for entry options. I will contact the winner on March 11, 2014.

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Subscription to iparent.tv via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
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Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. I really worry about the potential for accidental exposure to indecent, violent, and dangerous things. I know there is always the chance a child will seek this out, but I feel like we can try to address that. The accidental possibilities really worry me.

  2. My daughter is growing up fast, and learning how to navigate online through various mediums. I worry about keeping her safe.

  3. We have installed Covenant Eyes with filters/accountability on all our home computers and the one iPod one of our children has. We also have all of their passwords to all of their accounts while they live at home. We don't have cable either. Even with these precautions, my freshman told me last night that there is so much (junk..and my main concern, porn/inappropriate sexuality in general), everywhere online that it's impossible to keep them free from all of it, ugh!

    We are very blessed to have a school that really educates them on online behavior and dangers and we always have an open dialogue about appropriate viewing and behavior (even language they're using with their friends) in our house (no tv's/computers in bedrooms...our wifi doesn't reach to the one kid's bedroom that has an iPod, ha!).

    In the end, I believe we can just do our best, they definitely WILL be exposed to stuff we weren't at their ages, but open communication and diligent oversight by the parent can hopefully offset the grime that's out there.

  4. Oh how I need this! I have 3 kids ages 11, 8, and 4, and I am completely in the dark when it comes to technology. I wish I was on facebook so I could get more entries! (Yes I am so behind the times I'm not even on facebook. Or twitter.)

  5. What a good idea, it sure is hard to keep track of everything!